The Brooklyn Paper reports that Senator Chuck Schumer will be announcing his support for 33rd City Council district candidate Steve “the Machine” Levin this Friday at Borough Hall.
“This is a very big deal,” said Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Bushwick), who is not only the Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman, but also employs Levin has his chief of staff.
That relationship has encouraged Levin’s rivals to paint him as the “machine candidate,” but Lopez called The Brooklyn Paper on Thursday to challenge that.
“He’s his own man, which, I know, coming from me, on a call like this, doesn’t sound, you know…,” Lopez said. “But if you look at his endorsements, there are a lot of groups and people on his list that don’t like me.”
Brooklyn Heights resident and long-shot candidate Doug Biviano has characterized opponents including Levin and former Yassky staffer Evan Thies as members of the “Democratic machine”.
Join us this Saturday at 11am at Biviano campaign HQ for a live podcast of the New Homer Fink Show. The public is invited to watch and to ask questions. Details here.